Volvo Car Group paved the way for a totally new segment with the V70 Cross Country in 1997. The main focus of the continuous development of the XC models has been to maintain the aura of a very comfortable on-road car with capable, off-road potential. The rugged and refined contemporary look reflects the XC70's underlying strength and capability.
The new Volvo XC70 has a sharpened exterior, including a bolder front grille, a bigger ironmark, and added matte silver touches. The XC70 is available with wheels of up to 19-inches in diameter, to emphasise the luxurious feel with a more road-hugging stance. The XC70 also features improved off-road design cues such as skidplates that protect your car on really uneven surfaces.
The car has been developed and balanced to give a first-class driving experience, with a pliant ride and secure road holding allied to high stability. Stability is particularly important when driving with many passengers and a lot of luggage.
All-Wheel Drive and the optional Hill Descent Control are a further boost to the XC70's go-anywhere promise.
The rugged yet sophisticated exterior is reflected in the bespoke interior packages. The XC70 offers first-class comfort and sophistication combined with an impressive 575 litres of load space. This can be increased by folding down the three rear seats in 40/20/40 segments, giving more options to configure the space. With all of the rear seats folded flat, the load space grows to a cavernous 1,600 litres. The power-operated tailgate, operated remotely via the key fob or the dashboard, is another human-centric detail.
The rear seat can integrate double two-stage child seats – with one simple movement, booster cushions pop up from the seat.
The Volvo XC70 has a large selection of strong engines available including the 215hp D5 which provides excellent fuel economy as well as All Wheel Drive as standard.
Volvo's reputation as the market leader in safety innovation is well deserved and the new Volvo XC70 is available with a number of these safety innovations. IntelliSafe is an important part of the driver-centric approach in the XC70. For example, the XC70 offers an option of the new Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology with full auto brake, which scans the area ahead of the car, and if a collision is imminent, the XC70 will apply the brakes automatically. The range of optional safety features also include an upgraded City Safety system, Road Sign Information displayed in the instrument panel, Active High Beam Control, Volvo On Call combined with Bluetooth, and crumple zones made using different grades of steel.
To find out more about the innovative new Volvo XC70 in Leicester, contact Sturgess Volvo. Our team of sales advisors will be happy to provide further information, advise on part exchange and Volvo XC70 finance options and also arrange a test drive so you can experience the new Volvo XC70 for yourself.